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University Museum of Natural History

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Address: Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
Phone Number: 44-1865-272950
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Description: Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features...
Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features collections of zoological, entomological and mineral specimens that have been collected over the last three centuries.
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A must-see building: fabulous!

Excellent place to visit: If you are not interested in natural history (I am not), go to see this magnificent building! Absolutely jam-packed with kids enjoying the dinosaurs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent place to visit: If you are not interested in natural history (I am not), go to see this magnificent building! Absolutely jam-packed with kids enjoying the dinosaurs.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My favourite place for me, my family and I always bring visitors here. A truly magnificent building. You walk up a few steps to an oak door and as the door opens you are blown away with the towering king of the dinosaurs greeting you. A skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. The building is with stone pillars hewn from a... More 

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Tenerife, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I am not very fond of dissecated animals, but even if you are not interested in the displays, the beautiful interior of the building is worth visiting the museum. Check out the "dodo", a currently extinct animal. I'd seen one at the Museum of Natural History in London, but I don't think there are many more places in the world... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Free, great museum and cafe, great collection of animal skeletons and taxidermy. Good shop. Check out the dinosaur prints on the lawn in front!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This Museum is as good as Pitt Rivers which it stands in front of. My particular favourite is the honeybee frames which are encased in glass so you can see them going about their business.

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Littleton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This was my second visit to Oxford and my first to the museum. I believe I took more photos of the building, especially inside, than of the exhibits themselves. A "bucket list" must see for any zoologist or ornithologist...the last Dodo! Be sure to open up the drawers under the glass cabinets to view even more exhibits. Easily worth spending... More 

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Akureyri, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We kind of stumbled upon this amazing museum. It is very interesting and there are good information signs everywhere. Definitely a must-see.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This Museum is worth a visit - funded by voluntary contribution. It provides an excellent "potted" insight to natural history from the fun-inducing dinosaur prints across its lawn to the more lively insect exhibits. If you have any dino fans, it's a little treat without the pain of dragging yourself, small people, stroller, etc. through the hot, crowded and dark... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We visited here as my husband really wanted to come. We only looked round briefly and I could tell how impressive it was. Would have loved to have spent longer there. However, the museum was really hot and it was making both of us feel ill so we had to leave

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Boonville, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The University Museum of Natural History is a great place to take children who are interested in science! The museum has many hands on activities for the kids and gives them a sense of discovery. The museum is also full of useful information.

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